Winnipeg police are investigating what they’re calling a “suspicious death” of a man found in a park on Higgins ave and Maple street early Wednesday morning.
Police were called to William Whyte Park around 7 a.m., after a report came in that a man was dead.
Officers from the police forensic unit were also at the scene to look for clues and bag evidence.
The area which was blocked off by police tape is not far from the Salvation Army and Main Street Project, places frequented by the city’s homeless.
A shopping cart and personal items including clothes and a tent could be seen.
Const. Rob Carver of the Winnipeg Police Service later told media that members of the homicide unit are investigating.
Police haven’t released any other information about the investigation or if any arrests have been made.
The city has seen 23 homicides so far this year. In 2011, Winnipeg had a record number of 41 murders.
Police ask anyone with information that could assist this investigation to call 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).